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Who's behind the mask at 13 Nights, Purgatory Road?

Behind the scenes at 13 Nights and Purgatory Road, local actors work to make you scared for your life
10/24/2014 07:59 AM EDT
HANCOCK -; Scaring people is a lot of work. There's more to it than blood, guts and the occasional revving chainsaw. 
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Light up Halloween with homemade luminaries
10/24/2014 07:59 AM EDT - This Halloween, lighten things up with luminaries. There are lots of quick, do-it-yourself projects to make the flickering lights that welcome partiers or trick-or-treaters. Full Story

Know-It-All: Soaring on cloud nine
10/23/2014 07:55 AM EDT - Q When someone is in a state of euphoria, they might say they are floating on cloud nine. Full Story

Berkshire haunts host ghost tours for the brave
10/19/2014 10:34 AM EDT -

The Berkshires are rife with tales of wandering spirits; spectral beings re-enacting their last moments and homes still inhabited by the lingering spirits of previous owners.  Full Story

Secret Science Club Science and social converge
10/17/2014 10:38 AM EDT -

NORTH ADAMS -- Going on a date has certain conventions, but Dorian Devins and Margaret Mittelbach -- the minds behind the Secret Science Club -- aim to widen those boundaries with their monthly science talk/cocktail social in New York City. Now they're bringing the Secret Science Club to Mass MoCA to drop some science. Full Story

Book Review: 'Night of the Jaguar' brings revolution alive
10/17/2014 10:26 AM EDT -

When a first novel by a local writer crosses the news desk for a review, sometimes my first reaction is: Will I be able to say anything positive about this?  Full Story

Short Answers: How much time is enough?
10/17/2014 10:39 AM EDT - Life is complicated. Short Answers isn't.  Full Story

Mr. Know-It-All: Yhprum's Law makes things work
10/17/2014 10:39 AM EDT -

Q: I don't suppose there is anyone who is not familiar with Murphy's Law -- anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Is there an opposite to this law? -- F.R., Globe, Ariz.  Full Story

Go Green: From organic waste to energy
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In this column, staff at the Center for EcoTech nology offer advice on easy ways for people -- and businesses -- to introduce green changes in their daily lives. Full Story

Ron Kujawski: Use fallen leaves for compost
10/17/2014 10:25 AM EDT - We are a strange lot. We rave about the dazzling and colorful display of fall foliage. Full Story

Man fighting charges for painting Main Street

BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street. Full Story
NYC museum plans Basquiat exhibition

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Museum plans an exhibition on graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) that includes eight rarely seen notebooks filled with his handwritten texts and sketches. Full Story
'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" star Mama June dating convicted child molester

In news that could mean the end of the reality TV show; it’s been reported that “Mama June” Shannon has rekindled her romance with Mark McDaniel, who spent 10 years in prison for allegedly molesting a 8-year-old girl who was a relative of Mama June’s.